Back in the good ol' days it was pretty easy to churn out a web site and make money from it with Adsense or whatever.
Now it seems like there are a million obstacles... or is it just me? :)
Here's a few I can think of... The Good Ol' Days:
HTML editor The Over Saturated/Crappy Economy Days
A good idea
A good domain name
Content management system
Web site security
Never ending content creation (must be "original" whatever that means)
DMCA's and Cease & Desist letters
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, G+
Competing with Huffington Post and other big corporations
It seems to me that content creation business is all going towards the big corporations overall. Would Google rather manage a few high profile sites owned by companies with big bank accounts... or deal with a million "losers"? Judging by how often The Huffington Post shows up in the Google results I'd say the little guy's days are numbered.
What do you think? :)